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Writers’ Markets

This is a directory of paying freelance writer's markets. You can browse the writer's markets by category below or search if you're looking for something specific. All markets included in this directory are paying markets. Payment details are included in summaries where possible.

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This is a directory of paying freelance writer's markets. You can browse the writer's markets by category below or search if you're looking for something specific. All markets included in this directory are paying markets. Payment details are included in summaries where possible.

What are you waiting for? Build a better writing career, one market at a time!

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Videomaker

Videomaker covers analog and digital consumer-level video production tools." They accept freelance submissions for conceptual training articles of around 800 words, practical training articles under 800 words, features of 2500+ words, and opinion pieces of around 500 words. This is a paying market, though specific pay rates are not disclosed in the writers' guidelines.

Whole Life Times

Whole Life Times magazine covers topics such as natural health, alternative healing, conscious business, green living, sustainable and local food, social responsibility, the environment, personal growth, and spirituality. They pay $75-150 per 800-1000 word feature. They also have departments, a City of Angels front-of-book section, and personal essays section which are open to freelance contributors.

WineMaker Magazine

WineMaker caters to home winemakers in the U.S. and Canada. They accept technical features of 1500-3000 words, "recipe" articles, general interest features of 1000-2500 words, and first person 600 word stories for the Dry Finish section. Pay ranges from $50-250 per piece.

Woodworker's Journal

Woodworker's Journal features project ideas, woodworking techniques, and tips for both hobbyist and professional woodworkers. Project pieces pay starting at $225 per page. Techniques and how-tos pay $225 per page. Features start at $150 per 1000 word article.

WOW! Women on Writing

WOW! is "an ezine promoting the communication between women writers, authors, editors, agents, publishers, and readers." They accept freelance contributions for articles of 1000 - 3000 words, and most articles pay $50-75.

WPHUB

WPHUB's blog focuses on the WordPress development community such as theme developers, plugin developers, and customization specialists. They accept submissions on topics such as design trends, up-and-coming plugins useful for developers, coding best practices, and more. (They do not publish reviews or how-to guides for WordPress.) Articles should be 800-1200 words each and have visuals. Pay is $100-200 depending on length.

Write Naked

Write Naked accepts pitches during limited open reading schedules. These can fall within categories of interviews, publishing trends, "Day-in-the-Life of a Writer," writing essentials, and their "Behind the Pen" section. They're looking for posts from 450-650 words. Pay is $75 per post.

Writer's Digest

Writer's Digest is a magazine for writers. They accept a variety of freelance submissions including for the Inkwell upfront section (1600-word lead stories and shorter 1200-word stories), 800-1200 word author profiles, 1200-word WD101 columns, and writing technique articles of 1200-2500 words. Writer's Digest pays $.30-.50 per word on acceptance. They do not pay for unsolicited online-only contributions and guest posts (and when they do in rare cases, they pay $50-100).

WritersWeekly.com

WritersWeekly.com and The Write Markets Report accept contributions about selling your writing / making more money as a writer (not articles on "how to write"). Submissions should be around 600 words. Payments are $60 for non-exclusive electronic rights.

Yankee Magazine

Yankee is a magazine for the New England region covering topics like travel, food, and home. The magazine pays on acceptance of freelance stories and purchases all rights.

More About the Writers' Markets

All of the freelance writers' markets listed here include a link to writer's guidelines offered on the publication's website. All Freelance Writing does not currently accept writers' markets without this information published. This is to protect the freelance writers using the directory, ensuring that they're accessing the latest publicly advertised rates and writer's guidelines released by the hiring publications.

If you run or are associated with a paying writers' market, and you'd like it to be considered for the directory, please use the market submission form.